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Here’s a post we did about our experience with lead paint testing during a recent DIY project.) First, make sure to clean all surfaces thoroughly to remove any grime, grease, or everyday dirt (we used a solution of warm water and vinegar).Next, it’s recommended to strip or sand the old paint from the surface you are planning to re-paint.Laura wanted bookshelves, and while we had talked about something clean and modern, I really encouraged her to stick with the period of the house and create something that looked original.Custom built-ins aren’t cheap, and we knew this would need to be on a budget.
In my research, I found a lot of information and ideas, a variety of methods and opinions. Subscribe with your email address in the box above to get our posts delivered directly to your inbox. And we promise we won’t share your email address with anyone or spam you.When we bought our house, the seller told us that all the trim in the house and the bathroom walls were painted with oil based paint, and warned us not to paint over this with latex based paint (we didn’t know why, but more on that in a minute).A lot of work, but it’s worth it if our careful prep and painting holds up for a long time.Our long-term plans to repaint our trim/molding and also redo our bathroom (all of which is still painted with the old oil-based paint) will also have to include these extra steps to ensure a good final result.